COVID-19 health & safety: Our communities come first

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COVID-19
health & safety

October 2020
Update

Stride was founded to provide the best possible support to children with autism and their families. Now, our team is more dedicated than ever to upholding our founding principle. We have carefully developed strategy and protocols to ensure the health and safety of our employees, our clients, and their families as we continue to serve those who need us most.

Currently, Stride is still launching centers in Illinois and Iowa. Given this timing, we are incredibly fortunate to have customized our protocols and designed our centers from the ground up, with COVID-19 health and safety precautions at the forefront. This has allowed our program to remain committed to our evidence-backed, center-based treatment model for preschool-aged children with autism.

The health and wellbeing of the communities we serve is paramount, and it’s never been more important to come together in this time of uncertainty. Below you’ll find more information on our heightened health and safety protocols.

Like you, we continue to closely monitor the advice and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and our federal, state, and local government health agencies in the communities we serve. We’ll provide ongoing updates as guidance evolves.

Together, we’ll take our best stride forward.

Prospective
& new clients

  • We’re launching now in Clive, IA, and Chicago, IL with no current waitlists
  • Our Clinical Director and Lead BCBAs are scheduling intakes and conducting assessments now
  • Assessments may occur in-home and services will safely transition into the center
  • We’re using HIPAA-compliant telehealth for intakes, parent meetings, and trainings
  • Please contact us here to get started!

If you have any questions or
concerns, please reach out to us at:
info@stridecenters.com

Our centers’ health & safety procedures

Compliance with all CDC and local public health official guidelines

Strictly enforced “stay at home” policy for any employees or clients with COVID-19 symptoms or potential exposure, along with flexible re-scheduling of appointments and absences

Center access limited to employees and clients only

  • “Curbside” client pick-up and drop-off
  • In-person visits replaced by virtual tours
  • Completion of paperwork prior to scheduled visits
  • Touchless temperature checks prior to entry

Face-mask requirement for everyone over the age of 2 who can medically tolerate a mask

Enhanced hand-washing: “wash-therapy-wash” procedure for employees and clients before, after, and between sessions

Enhanced physical distancing: limiting close interactions among employees and clients, based on clinical judgment

Increased access to hand sanitizers, soaps, and disinfectants (stored out of reach of children)

Increased frequency of cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces, toys and other shared resources

Commercial cleaning and disinfecting of all clinics